Formula Vee - Rounds 5/6
The Formula Vee circus moved across the water for Rounds 5 and 6 of their 11 round championship, visiting the popular Anglesey circuit in Wales. Fresh off the back of his Bishopscourt success, Paul Heavey was looking to maintain form, albeit only for 1 of the weekends 2 races. Having spent Saturday at Oulton Park, overseeing a strong run by team hotshoe Max Hart in the Monoposto Championship, Heavey negotiated with organisers to start the second race of the weekend from the back of the grid, following the standard 3 lap familiarization run that morning.
Thanks to both Formula Vee Ireland and the 750 Motor Club facilitating the Boss, he set about picking his way through the field on a relatively new layout to him, having only run some testing laps on the current configuration a number of years back.
Heavey was making steady progress through the 16-car field, gaining confidence with each passing lap. Having worked his way into the top 6 by the mid way point, he enjoyed a tight exchange with youngster Jordan Kelly, with the pair swapping places numerous times in the later stages of the race.
With the top four a long way down the road, 5th looked to be the best that Heavey could hope for and his battle with young Kelly went down to the wire, with Heavey trailing the Donegal man by less that a second at the flag. Heavey would actually be promoted to 5th later on, with officials having adjudged Kelly of passing under a yellow flag earlier in the race. This would also give Heavey 2nd place in the B championship results, adding to his hefty points haul from this year.
'Given the lack of running and starting position, I guess I can be happy with that! It was an enjoyable battle with Jordan for most of the race, the car was working well but it just took me too long to get up to speed. I must say a big thanks to the 750 Motor Club and the Formula Vee Association for accommodating me, this result along with Max's podiums in Oulton wraps up a great weekend of motor racing!' said Heavey post race.
The boss will be back in action at Mondello Park on July 14th, when the Irish Formula Vee championship visits the National circuit for round 7 and the season well an truly enters its second half.